This hasty action resulted in not only his death, but also the death of his love(r) Juliet. Therefore, through reading William Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet, the audience learns an important lesson — that impulsive behaviour will have negative consequences as seen through Romeo’s actions starting with him crashing the Capulet’s party with his friends, to his killing of Tybalt, and finally his haste in killing himself to reunite with Juliet, with each action leading to a different consequence for not only Romeo, but also those around him. One of Romeo’s first acts of impulsiveness was when he decided to crash the Capulet’s party with his friends, and while doing so, accidentally attracted the unwanted attention of Tybalt. Romeo had allowed himself to be persuaded by his friends to attend the party, but he did so without thorough considerations for potential consequences. Even before he agreed to go, Romeo had expressed how he had an ominous feeling about what they were about to do stating how his mind felt that there was “Some consequences yet hanging in the stars” (1.4.114).
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a true Aristotelian tragedy because both Romeo and Juliet possess a tragic flaw, a catastrophe takes place in which both characters meet a tragic death, and the audience is aroused with pity and fear. Romeo’s tragic flaw impetuousness causes him to make decisions quickly, which contributes to his tragic death. Romeo acts with haste when he marries Juliet, even though he does not even know her for twenty-four hours. Juliet tells Romeo, “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, / Too like the lightning” (II, ii, 118-119). One can see that even Juliet recognizes Romeo’s impetuousness and questions if they are moving their relationship forward too quickly and hastily.
Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet There are many factors that contributed to the deaths of the protagonists and it is definitely a mixture of these, which is responsible. However in my opinion it is fate which played the biggest part in the deaths of the “star-crossed lovers.” Romeo himself, plays a major part in the tragic outcome. Throughout the play he makes hasty and impulsive decisions without really thinking them through. After being so “in love” with Rosaline he very quickly decides to marry Juliet. This shows that Romeo is insincere and disloyal.
However, Friar Lawrence was selfish and inconsiderate because of his terrible decision, Juliet committed suicide. As being noted, Friar Lawrence made an assortment of mishaps, which he could have made superior choices that lead to both Romeo and Juliet’s death. Point often overlooked, with his careless choices, he married Romeo and Juliet, he depended upon Friar John with a letter of essential information to be delivered to Romeo, and he took off when Juliet was in jeopardy at the tomb. Again and Again Friar Lawrence showed that his excessive mistakes and took Romeo and Juliet’s life. In the long run, Friar Lawrence is more to blame than anyone else for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
Romeo’s brash and sudden actions are a key player in the downfall of his and Juliet’s relationship. His impatience causes a relationship that is “...too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” (2.2.125). His changeability is quite recurring throughout the play, and in this example he quickly falls out of love with Rosaline and in love with Juliet, only over the course of a few hours. Romeo’s devotion to Juliet seems to many viewers as an admirable trait, but ultimately this leads to his destruction. His actions overrun his thoughts, and his first reaction upon hearing of Juliet’s death was to “lie with thee tonight” (5.1.37).
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a true Aristotelian tragedy because both Romeo and Juliet possess a tragic flaw, a catastrophe takes place in which both characters meet a tragic death, and the audience is aroused with pity and fear. Romeo’s tragic flaw impetuousness causes him to make decisions quickly, which contributes to his tragic death. Romeo acts with haste when he marries Juliet, not after knowing her for at least twenty-four hours. Juliet tells Romeo, “It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, / Too like the lightning” (II, ii, 118-120). One can see that even Juliet recognizes Romeo’s impetuousness and questions if they are moving their relationship forward too quickly and hastily.
The outcome of the play was changed because of there irrational thinking. This essay will argue how the immaturity and naivety of the main characters lead to their downfall in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play we see a lack of maturity in Romeo as he makes quick decisions without thinking them through and the reader realizes how fast Romeo can be in and out of love. In the beginning of the play Romeo is shown, as he’s heartbroken over Rosaline a couple hours after the reader sees him love-struck over Juliet and talks the same way about Juliet as he did about Rosaline hours ago. The reader will learn he falls in love easily.
71-72). In addition, Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet without even thinking of the consequences that the marriage will bring; he just does it in hopes that “this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3. 98-99). Friar Lawrence may have good intentions in mind, but his actions played a heavy role in the whole tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Devising a risky and poorly thought out plan exemplifies one of the many mistakes made by Friar Lawrence, which led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Strong and independent, Juliet seeks to escape her family’s will to marry her off to Paris, a kinsman of the Prince. Fate ties these adolescents’ lives together binding them to witness the ill-fortunes of Romeo and Juliet’s love. Romeo and Juliet prove themselves woefully impulsive through their words and actions, which ultimately lead them along a series of unfortunate mishaps. Romeo’s numerous rash decisions demonstrates his great impulsiveness. Romeo at first grieves over his unreciprocated love for Rosaline, but after he sees Juliet; he forgets about Rosaline entirely.
Also this quote reveals to the audience Romeo’s hamartia. Since he is too quick and rash it will inevitably lead him to his fatal death; and through this quote you could see where Romeo went wrong and how it will greatly affect him. Furthermore Romeo leads the audience to believe that he is just infatuated by Juliet’s looks; due to the fact he was strongly in love with Rosaline and then all of sudden falls in love with Juliet and forgets about Rosaline which he claimed to be his one and only love. “Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.”(II.III.65). This quote that Friar Lawrence states planted into the readers mind that Romeo might not be truly in love but rather infatuated.